'City of Champions' parade set for Monday

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A victory parade to mark the Pittsburgh Penguins Stanley Cup victory over the Detroit Red Wings will begin at noon Monday at the intersection of Grant Street and Seventh Avenue, Downtown.

Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl and Allegheny County Executive Dan Onorato announced plans this afternoon for the "City of Champions" victory parade.

"No words can describe the history-making comeback achieved by our team," Mr. Ravenstahl said. "No one believed that this could be done, that we could win on the road and defy history, and that the league's youngest captain could make it happen.

"On Monday, let's show the world how the 'City of Champions' welcomes home their Stanley Cup Champion Pittsburgh Penguins," he said.

"Monday's parade will be a great opportunity for this region to honor and celebrate this amazing Penguins team for bringing the Stanley Cup back home," Mr. Onorato said.

The parade will begin at noon and will follow the same route as last February's Super Bowl parade. Proceeding through Grant Street, the parade will loop to the Boulevard of the Allies and end at Stanwix Street where a stage celebration will be held.

A reviewing stand will be set up near the stage.Barricades will be set up along the parade route to protect fans and players.

City officials encouraged all fans to take public transportation. Fans who must drive are encouraged to park outside Downtown.

Road closures and additional parade information will released tomorrow, city officials said.



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